Better Bankside is a Business Improvement District (BID) in Southwark, London. Its aim is to make Bankside a thriving place to work, live and visit and, ultimately, the ‘best neighbourhood in the world’. Better Bankside was formally established in 2005 and was the third BID in the UK.
A Business Improvement District is an independent, business-owned and led company, which seeks to improve a given location for commercial activity. Better Bankside's members are the 650+ companies in the BID area (between Hatfields in the west and London Bridge in the east, and south from the River as far as Union Street, Borough Station and Webber Street) who pay its annual 'levy'. Many of these are heavily involved in the governance of the company.